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Banish Your Inner Critic Denise R. Jacobs Web Design Day | Pittsburgh, PA 12 June 2015

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1. Banish Your Inner Critic Denise R. Jacobs Web Design Day | Pittsburgh, PA 12 June 2015 2. @denisejacobs @WebDesignDay #banishyourcritic 3. Photo by Derek Kearney WaitWhat?! 4. Upon a time 5. 29 June 6. Instead of creativity Photo from 7. Destructivity 8. The voices in my head were merciless 9. I totally freaked out 10. I shouldn't be writing this I misrepresented myself I don't know enough This should be someone elses book Im going to look stupid Everyone will see that Im a fake What if it's not good enough? What if I'm not good enough?Noreally! 11. 2 days 12. Worked non-stop[email protected]/5827849044/ 13. Pushed myself to burn-out[email protected]/4052943367/ 14. My internal critical voices 15. Made this happen[email protected]/8230432077 16. Physical evidence of fear 17. A different kind of fear Photo: Denise Jacobs 18. Internalized criticisms + fears 19. = The Inner Critic 20. aka The Troll Under the Bridge 21. F.E.A.R. = 22. Or 23. The enemy of creativity 24. Creative brainwaves 25. Know your brainwaves 26. Stress & frustration 27. Suppress generative impulses in the brain 28. Dampens creative expression 29. How to ID your Inner Critic 30. Not that hard, right? 31. OMG, Im SO busy! 32. I should have done more by now 33. Theyll find out Im a fraud 34. I dont know enough 35. (or tricked into thinking this) 36. vs. NAILED IT! 37. Impostor Syndrome Paradox 38. It needs to be FLAWLESS 39. Ill do it tomorrow 40. Really, Ill do it tomorrow. 41. I will do it tomorrow! 42. Feed each other 43. In order for 44. You need brain management 45. The goal is to manage anxiety so that our energies are used for the productive and satisfying art of creating 46. rather than the destructive and debilitating art of self- torture. - Clare Warmke, Idea Revolution 47. How do we 48. Banish the Inner Critic?[email protected]/4691019168/ 49. Eliminate Should/Must/Ought/Have to 50. Say NO to Comparisons 51. Ask it questions 52. Be compassionate 53. Reassign duty 54. Remember your successes 55. (My personal version) Photo: Denise Jacobs 56. Maintain perspective 57. *WHATEVER* 58. Cop a Power Pose 59. Breaking the loop 60. Perfectionism 61. Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order. Anne Wilson Schaef 62. The real problem 63. Perfectionists focus on the finished product 64. Rather than the process 65. The Best vs The most 66. Wise words 67. Amen! 68. Remember egocentricity 69. You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. Dr. Maya Angelou 70. Decouple your performance from who you are 71. Fear of failure 72. Fear is not real. It is a product of the thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice. - character of Cypher Raige (played by Will Smith), After Earth 73. Reframe failure 74. And mistakez 75. (maybe even embrace them) 76. Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. - Henry Ford 77. Humble beginnings Twitter, circa 2006 78. Copy the #fail masters Photo: Denise Jacobs 79. Take steps 80. #Fail 81. Go again 82. Satisfice 83. Be bad/make it ugly 84. Being right keeps us in place. Being wrong forces us to explore. Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From 85. Perfection Excellence 86. Procrastination 87. The trick is not determining which you are 88. Nor administering a dose of[email protected]/13178367583 89. Increase the meaning/value 90. Mind Tricks[email protected]/5325454434/ 91. Dont do it, just get ready to Photo: Denise Jacobs 92. Structured procrastination 93. Time & Space Tricks 94. Eliminate distractions From Shit Black Girls Say, 95. Ignore to focus 96. Tools Browser Extensions Firefox: LeechBlock Idderall Google Chrome: Strict Workflow StayFocusd Website Blocker Aids for digital blocking 97. Added bonus 98. Airplane mode 99. Make it a Sprint 100. Fill a Quota 101. Remember this: Photo: Denise Jacobs 102. My storys end? 103. February 104. #FAIL 105. #WINNING! 106. I wrote a book! Photo: Denise Jacobs 107. Which created AMAZING things for me 108. Bad dreams 109. The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterdaybut never jam to-day. It MUST come sometimes to jam to-day, Alice objected. No, it cant, said the Queen. Its jam every OTHER day: to-day isnt any OTHER day, you know. from Through the Looking Glass & What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll 110. Jam = Reward / Satisfaction 111. YOU NEVER GET JAM 112. By sharing my experience Photo: Deloria Jacobs 113. Show you there is an alternative 114. The creative adult is the child who survived after the world tried killing them, making them grown up. 115. The creative adult is the child who survived the blandness of schooling, the unhelpful words of bad teachers, and the nay-saying ways of the world. Ursula K. L Guin 116. By understanding this 117. Youll look at yourself differently 118. Let yourself create those imperfect, yet amazing ideas 119. Because, after all 120. The End Photo: Denise Jacobs 121. Get the slides! 122. Four Secrets to Enhancing Creative Productivity Banishing Your Inner Critic Reigniting Your Creative Spark Breaking the Perfectionism-Procrastination Infinite Loop My articles for further reading 123. My upcoming book! Banish Your Inner Critic 26 Effective Techniques for Unleashing Productive Creativity 124. THE CREATIVE DOSE A Creativity + Innovation Collective Work Better. Create More. Create Betterness. Creative Thinking & Problem-solving Applying an Innovation Mindset Creative Collaboration Team Communication & Cohesion @thecreativedose 125. Sign up on my mailing list here! [email protected] Photo used with permission: Connect, Chat, and Collaborate! 126. Thank you!